November is National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month! It is important that we take good care of our skin as it is our body’s largest organ. Here  are some skincare tips that can help which are easy to add to your daily routine.

Wash your face daily.

Be sure you wash your face everyday as well as after exercising. Use lukewarm water to open and cleanse pores. Water that is too hot can cause excess drying. How many times you wash your face daily depends on your skin type since there are varying degrees of dryness or oiliness. Consult with your dermatologist.

Use an antiperspirant.

Why is an antiperspirant a better choice over deodorant? The ingredients in antiperspirants reduce the amount of sweat your sweat glands produce. Temporary gel plugs are formed in the pores. Your skin’s natural renewal process later removes them. They are also removed when you bathe.

Know your skin type.

Is your skin oily?  Dry? A combination of both?  Normal or sensitive? Are you unsure? Those with oily skin usually have problems with acne and shininess. Those with dry skin often notice itching and flaking. Combination skin traits include having cheeks that dry easily but oil in the area known as the T-zone. If you imagined drawing a large ‘T’ over your face the T-zone is identified by the forehead, nose and chin.

It is important that you know your skin type and choose skin care products that won’t harm your skin. For example, those with dry skin will benefit from gentle, creamier cleansers. Those with oily skin should choose oil-free foaming cleansers that are also non-comedogenic (does not block pores). Ingredients  such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide are good choices to reduce acne.

Moisturize and protect.

It is important that everyone uses a moisturizer. Even if you have skin that is oily and rarely dry, your skin will be better protected and stay healthier and younger looking longer with moisturizer use. Apply moisturizer when your skin is damp from bathing to experience the full benefits. Those with dry skin should choose a heavier moisturizer than those with oily skin of course.

Petroleum jelly also works as an excellent moisturizer for dry skin and nails and treats minor injuries.

We need to protect our skin more than just in the summertime too. Make sure you are using a moisturizer that contains a broad spectrum sunscreen.  

Prevent blistering and corns.

Make sure your shoes fit correctly and you feel no rubbing. Nylon or moisture-wicking socks will protect your skin from sweat. Keep your toenails trimmed too.

Examine your skin.

Take a look regularly for signs of skin cancer. Ask a family member to help with the areas that it is difficult to see such as your back. Make note of any new or unusual spots. Consult with your dermatologist about spots that change, itch or bleed.

Do you need an appointment  with a dermatologist? Visit CCMHHealth.com/directory/specialties/dermatology to find the contact information for Dr. Hensley or Dr. Roundtree.

 

 

 

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Denis WellsDenis Wells was born right here at Comanche County Memorial Hospital and was raised in Lawton. After earning her bachelor of accounting degree from Cameron University in 1995, Denis moved to Plano, TX, where she began her career in public accounting. She became a certified public accountant in 1997 and continued her career in the public forum with an emphasis in the non-profit industry. In 2007, Denis returned to Lawton to be near her family.

Since returning, she has worked as a Controller in various industries throughout Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas. She is excited to join the accounting team at CCMH and even more excited to be working closer to home. When not crunching numbers, Denis spends her time being Mom to her three children, Braden (18), Brycen (17) and Reign (3). She is also a volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention where she provides support for survivors of suicide loss.

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Dr. Weese is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also is a member of the American Urological Association. He has a special interest in minimally invasive endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery and has been performing robotic-assisted laparoscopic urologic surgery with the DaVinci robot for more than nine years.

He has expertise in treating all types of urologic cancers (prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penile cancers), urinary slowing and other prostate problems, kidney stone disease, urinary incontinence, prosthetic surgery, erectile dysfunction and vasectomy. Dr. Weese treats urologic problems in men, women and children.

He is married and has four children. He enjoys hiking, wakeboarding, tennis, golf, playing paintball, traveling and spending time with his wife and family.